Inner Peace

balanceCalmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. —James Allen

People spend a lifetime searching for happiness; looking for peace. They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them. The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was within. —Ramona L. Anderson

For a time, I rest in the grace of the world and am free. —Wendell Berry

Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine. —Buddha

May you be at peace.
May your heart remain open.
May you awaken to the light of your own true nature.
May you be healed.
May you be a source of healing to all beings.
—The Metta of the Buddha

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind. —Buddha

We shall find peace. We shall hear angels. We shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds. —Anton Chekov

Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are. —Chinese proverb

Deep peace of the rising star to you.
Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the rolling wave to you.
Deep peace of the gentle earth to you.
Deep peace of the bright blue sky to you.
Deep peace of the gentle breeze to you.
Deep peace of the Son of Peace to you.
May peace fill your soul and make you whole.
—Saint Columbia

Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be. —Wayne Dyer

For peace of mind, we need to resign as general manager of the universe. —Larry Eisenberg

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. —Ralph Waldo Emerson

Peace does not dwell in outward things, but within the soul; we may preserve it in the midst of the bitterest pain, if our will remains firm and submissive. Peace in this life springs from acquiescence, not in an exemption from suffering. —Francis Fenelon

‘To be at peace’ does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart. —Lady Gaga

If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else. —Marvin Gaye

My greatest wealth is the great stillness in which I strive and grow and win what the world cannot take from me with fire or sword. —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Peace is a gift, a gift we give to ourselves and then to each other. —Richard Goode

If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work. —Thich Nhat Hanh

You can turn just about any simple act into a practice of mindfulness, and it will nurture and nourish you; it will start your day off in a positive way. —Mariel Hemingway

Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees. —Victor Hugo

When everything is falling apart, allow yourself to find comfort or peace any way you can. Kajama (Sunday, May 12, 2002)

If there is nothing you can do, then pray, or find some way to relax and restore your sense of well-being. Stressing out is pointless; it just leaves us upset, exhausted, and incapable of responding to whatever comes our way. When we relax and settle down inside, we can hear our own inner knowing and the voice of Spirit guiding us with fresh insights, new ideas, and possible strategies. Kajama (Thursday, June 26, 2003)

While many go to great lengths now and then to feed their spiritual hunger, for those who are awake to the divine in even the smallest acts of the most ordinary day, God has already been discovered, and Spirit is already a comforting friend. Kajama (Wednesday, December 10, 2003)

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal. —Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Stop a minute, right where you are. Relax your shoulders, shake your head and spine like a dog shaking off cold water. Tell that imperious voice in your head to be still. —Barbara Kingsolver

There’s harmony and inner peace to be found in following a moral compass that points in the same direction regardless of fashion or trend. —Ted Koppel

Inner peace is the key: if you have inner peace, the external problems do not affect your deep sense of peace and tranquility. —The Dalai Lama

We can never obtain peace in the world if we neglect the inner world and don’t make peace with ourselves. World peace must develop out of inner peace. —The Dalai Lama

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. —John Muir

Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. —Jawaharlal Nehru

Go inwards. Find your inner space, and suddenly you will find an explosion of light, of beauty, of ecstasy as if suddenly thousands of roses have blossomed within you and you are full of their fragrance. —Osho

When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others. —Peace Pilgrim

Five enemies of peace inhabit with us—avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride; if these were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace. —Petrarch

Do you want long life and happiness? Strive for peace with all your heart. —Psalm 34:12,14

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. —Otto Rank

You are not being an escapist when you don’t feel like dealing with the drama of the day, and choose instead to go out in nature where you can be surrounded by peace and beauty. You are following the directions of the master teachers who understood and taught the stilling of the mind and the calming of the soul. —Paxton Robey

Peace, like charity, begins at home. —Franklin D. Roosevelt

Peace is when time doesn’t matter as it passes by. —Maria Schell

A peace above all earthly dignities, a still and quiet conscience. —William Shakespeare

Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it. —Dorothy Thompson

Peace is found only within, and unless one finds it there, one will never find it at all. Peace lies not in the external world. It lies within one’s own soul. —Ralph W. Trine

To a mind that is still the whole universe surrenders. —Chuang Tzu

When we have peace in our hearts and minds, we draw peace into our lives. —Iyania Vanzant

Ego says, “Once everything falls into place, I’ll feel peace.” Spirit says, “Find your peace, and then everything will fall into place.” —Marianne Williamson

Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace amidst the storm. —Author Unknown

If you want to be beautiful, spend a minute before your mirror, five minutes before your soul, and fifteen minutes before God. —Author Unknown